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  • 18 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • North Hollywood, CA 91601

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My son Max has been taking drum lessons from Blake for almost a year. He hit the ground running from day one, teaching the basics including reading music which I believe every musician should know. Blake's methods and personality have made drum lessons enjoyable and Max looks forwarded to his weekly sessions. I would absolutely recommend Blake to anyone interested in learning to play the drums.

  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Los Angeles, CA 90042

Francis L.

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An exciting learning experience! I have had lessons for a month with my instructor Bill, and will continue to study with him in the future. He is an excellent teacher. Nothing to nit-pick, everything is just amazing. He taught every single detail of what I should know about drumming, recommended a really helpful textbook to me, and even helped to make my practice a great fun other than a dull work for a beginner. I really appreciate that. If someone is expecting to have an effective and pleasing learning experience, just go ahead try to work with Bill. It is absolutely worth the time and effort.

  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Long Beach, CA 90810

Lezlie K.

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My son has been taking drum lessons from Damien for the past 8 years now. Damien plays many instruments including drums, guitar, and bass. He is always a professional. He walks the students out after each lesson to say a quick hello to the parent. He is always well dressed and treats each lesson as important. He is an extremely talented musician and I'm so happy we found him. My son still looks forward to seeing him each week after all these years, and really has become a great drummer under Damien's instruction.

  • 9 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Los Angeles, CA 90028

Karen D.

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I started taking drum lessons later in life as I've always wanted to learn. After a great birthday present from a friend I started lessons with Mike. He is great at listening to what I wanted to learn and was very, very patient with me. I've always had trouble reading music but he taught me in no time and made the lessons very fun and interesting. He let me pick the songs I wanted to learn and he would even play along to help me get it right! Mike is a very talented drummer, musician and teacher. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is interested in learning the drums, he'll have you playing in no time!!

  • 24 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Los Angeles, CA 90025

Dustin P.

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Chris is an amazong teacher. I have been playing drums for about 5-7 years and I felt that I had hit a wall. Chris was able to identify my mistakes and errors in playing and after just a few lessons I felt that my strokes got easier. He is also very attentive during the lesson. He will keep an eye on so that you are doing it right. Furthermore, he explains all the things that he wants you to learn. Did I mention that he is a super nice and cool guy? If you are interested in really improving he is the best teacher to get.

  • 34 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Long Beach, CA 90810

Kelly A.

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Lenny is a drummers drummer. His knowledge and experience combine into one of the most qualified drum teachers in America. From Rock, Jazz, Blues, and Funk; Lenny has the technical knowledge to teach across all major musical influences. Lenny will dramatically improve your hands and your site reading skills better than anyone I have ever worked with. His credentials are impeccable and you will see the influence of his teachers; Elvin Jones, Joe Porcaro and Sonny Igoe (some of the greatest drummers in history). I know of no one else in the South Bay that you can teach the legacy of these drum masters. Lenny is perfect for beginners and accomplished drummers of any age. I have been playing drums and classically trained since 1968 and Lenny is the guy I go to for improvement and new technique.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Los Angeles, CA 90021

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Get affordable drum lessons with a former Berklee College of Music and current MI instructor. Be the drummer you want to be with affordable lessons from a professional touring drummer and educator! Whether you're a beginner, a seasoned pro or somewhere in between, take your playing to the next level. Lesson plans include: * All styles (jazz, rock, pop, funk, blues, hip-hop, fusion, metal, Latin, world, etc.) * Hand or foot technique * rudiments * fills * sight-reading * odd time * polyrhythms * linear applications * interdependence or 4-way coordination * double bass * rhythmical concepts * improvising * soloing * speed and endurance workouts, and much, much more Please call or email if you are interested. My studio is in downtown L.A. I will travel to your home, if preferred. All levels are more than welcomed, including beginners. I would like to work together with you to structure lessons that we both can agree; it will be fun and educational at the same time. I'm very interested in your input, and I can adjust teaching strategies accordingly to match your learning style and interests. It's never too late to learn to play an instrument. If you've been thinking about picking up the drums for a while and have been putting it off or if you already play but your playing has gotten stale, now is the time to get it together.

  • Alhambra, CA 91801

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Drumming Uncut offers drum lessons for all ages and levels at the highest quality. Lessons are normally a half-hour or an hour long. This is where you will have one-on-one instruction and an opportunity to learn at your own pace, under a professional musician. Come in for an assessment lesson to be placed as a beginner, intermediate, or advanced student — whatever stage is appropriate for your level. Packages: Weekly lessons can be purchased in monthly, quarterly, or yearly packages. Longer timeframes provide continuity and in-depth instruction. They are the best way to really advance your skills. Drumming Uncut, an authorized dealer for Roland, DW, PDP, Paiste, Remo and Vic Firth, is able to offer attractive pricing on drums to its students — including a free drum set to students who pre-pay for an annual lesson package. If coming to the Drumming Uncut studio is not feasible, arrangements can be made to travel to your location for an extra fee.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Los Angeles, CA 91106

Carlos F.

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Great teacher, great experience. Very well explained, very very patience and lots of fun in every single class. Absolutely recommended if you want to learn drums o you already know drums and you're looking to find your voice or get serious bout it.

  • 36 years in business
  • Los Angeles, CA 90034

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Eric gave our family drumming lessons and my son continued on with him for several years. He is patient and a good instructor.

  • Los Angeles, CA 90028

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Bill is an awesome instructor! Totally took me from the basics and taught me several styles, techniques, and feels. He listened to my goals and got me there. Professional and friendly. I looked forward to every lesson! I definitely recommend him to everyone looking for a great drum teacher.

  • Los Angeles, CA 90019

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From even before the lessons began, Charlie showed to be a great listener. Having a lot of experience in music, he's both understanding and informative, in the drumming craft itself and the world of music. The lesson content is geared towards what you want to achieve, and in my experience it's been both fun and challenging. Above all, Charlie is very easy to learn from, being a teacher who is always ready to go, positive, and yet is genuinely intent on seeing you progress as a musician. Whether you're just picking up the sticks for the first time and are wanting to get that important foundation on the drums, or you're wanting to advance in rock drum styles of all difficulties to whatever else is on the menu--I think you should be taking lessons with Charlie!

  • Los Angeles, CA 90028

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I am a professional singer, songwriter, guitar, drum, and vocal coach with over ten years of experience on the road touring and teaching; I have five number one hits under my belt. I will come to you to teach you or your kids with the art of musicianship. Don't waste your time in a car. Let me come to you.

  • Los Angeles, CA 90034

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Kevin Katich is a private drumset and ethnic percussion teacher based out of Los Angeles, California. He specializes in all major forms of music, ranging from jazz to rock n' roll to extreme metal, to various forms of world music. Katich also teaches a multitude of world percussion instruments including, but not limited to, tabla, darbuka, djembe, congas, bongos, taiko, and tombek. He teaches students of all ages and always caters to the student's specific musical interests. His curriculum is challenging, but he always keeps the lessons fun and engaging.

  • Los Angeles, CA 90028

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Thanasi is an experienced drum instructor. His passion for teaching comes from his personal joy of playing, inspiring and developing new generations of talents. Thanasi is a patient and fun teacher who can balance the excitement of playing an instrument with the discipline of learning. During the lessons, Thanasi focuses on musicality, musicianship, improvisation, creativity, groove, time, technique and style development. Once the necessary musical level is accomplished, Thanasi customizes a lesson plan to help you achieve your goals and success. His teaching technique is designed around actual performance, in which you will learn to develop a fun and creative practice routine. Born and raised in Sparta, Greece, Thanasi Moustogiannis had the desire to learn music and be a professional musician from an early age. This passion led Thanasi to become a versatile first-call freelance drummer and percussionist, with the ability to support any kind of music, ranging from ethnic/eastern Mediterranean music to pop and jazz. Although his primary focus is the drum set, Thanasi is also a trained pianist with degrees in both harmony of music and counterpoint. Thanasi is currently based in Los Angeles, California. Recently, he has performed with singer Mika Cole (LA music award), Aika (J-pop top 10) and Alexia (Chick Corea, 25 gold and platinum albums). Additionally, Thanasi collaborated with Neila Productions Studios (Marty Friedman, Ayaka Hirahara, Aika) for various recording projects such as the trailer as well as the theme song for the Warner Brothers movie "Ironclad", starring Golden Globe winner Paul Giamatti and Brian Cox.

  • Los Angeles, CA 90036

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Want to learn drums and/or improve your playing ability? Hire a Professional Drum Teacher! My name is Noel Poyner and I will get you where you want to be as a drummer. Whether you're a novice drummer looking to learn the craft, or an experienced rocker trying to get better, I will expose you to the proper training regiments to build your chops, enhance your ear for musicality, and sharpen your understanding of drumming. I will cover anything on drum set: *Rudiments *Sight reading *Groove Comprehension *Tempo *Timing (understanding and playing time signatures) *Composing *Tuning *Marching Band (snare, quads, bass) No business residence, I come to you! Must have a personal drum kit, or whatever drums you wish to be trained in. For only $40 per half hour! I offer flexible schedule. Please call to set up a time.

  • Los Angeles, CA 90063

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We will go over theory, reading, and rudiments. You may also bring a CD that you may like and learn how to play your favorite song.

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Mark provides Skype drum lessons to change your life! Mark is a master drum instructor. As a result of his clinics, private lessons on his days off while touring and the success of his new DVD; Mark has been getting many international requests for drums lessons and recently began giving online drum lessons on Skype from his recording studio in Venice California. These private lessons are proving to be such a wonderful success that Mark has decided to open this up to drummers of all levels across the world! Contact Mark now to set up a lesson as his time is booking up quickly. Mark guarantees you the following: “I promise you that your private lesson will change your life! You will see immediate results in your playing and your life, just like Nate Lotz. This is what he wrote to me two days after his lesson and the day after his audition: "Hey Mark, I got the audition, landed the gig! After they heard me, they actually cancelled the rest of the auditions and put me in. Thanks again!" I will assess your drumming skills and bring you to a higher level of playing in one lesson. I will inspire you to create the necessary attitude to achieve your own brand of success. I will prepare you for auditions. I will show you how to make your playing stadium ready. I will give you quick secrets to enhance your ability to record better drum tracks, check out Mark’s new DVD. I will give you tips on how to communicate with band members more effectively. I will get you more comfortable with a click track/metronome. I will show you how to create more consistency in your playing. You will leave the lesson with more confidence and a positive attitude about your playing and the music business! “I’ll be in my studio at my kit ready to communicate back and forth. It works so well. Since Skype is free, some of the best things in life really are free! If you want to do it, I send you a request from PayPal for the payment, we set up a time, and we rock! Between my studio drumming gigs and the lessons, my schedule is filling up, so contact me right away!” –Mark Schulman 2010 Requirements: You should have a computer near your drum set that has a camera and can go online. If you do not have a Skype account, you download Skype for free, create a Skype name, and use it for free! If you have specific questions or ideas about what you want to achieve in your lesson with Mark, let Mark know ahead of time. Mark is also fine if you come in with no agenda but to be a better drummer. You can email a few recordings that you have played on ahead of time if you like. Download Mark’s free play-along MP3s from his DVD, record yourself, and email them to Mark for an assessment as part of your private lesson. I also video every lesson and email you a copy so you can review the experience for continued improvement! This is from one of my students in Italy: “Just wanted to tell you that I constantly watch our Skype lesson, and I always find some new stuff, so helpful! Before I start any gig, I now think about your words: “It’s not about you!” I play much more confident and with joy! Thanks a lot! You helped me so much! I am looking forward to our next lesson! I’ll show you my progress. :-)))))”-Leo

  • Los Angeles, CA 90034

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Haven't you or your child always wanted to learn how to play the drums? With over 15 years of experience (including national and international touring, studio sessions, lessons with ages 8 and up, live network television appearances, drum teching for stage and studio and records on labels like Virgin, Dischord and Saddle Creek), drummer Andrew Black is available for private lessons. Choose what works best for you — you can either be at my location in 90034 or I can come to you to work on your kit. Whether you want to improve stick control, work on your timing, explore new fills or just learn how to play your favorite songs, I design lessons around what works best for your personal needs and goals. I'm great for new and intermediate students. I offer "school of rock" training and attention without the expensive bill. My references are available upon request. Please call me for rates and scheduling.

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I offer drum lessons. I teach the following: * Reading and transcribing * Drum set playing (all styles) * Percussion playing * Groove playing * Tuning your drums * The music business * Soloing My rate is $50 to $60 per hour.

  • North Hollywood, CA 91601

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Study with a trained and experienced professional, and get it right the first time. I graduated from Berklee and have been teaching for over 10 years. I've created a program that generates the best results in a short time. My approach was developed in such a way that it's very modifiable to fit your skill level and what you want to get out of the lessons, and it's fun at the same time. We'll actually learn music by making music, what a concept! I'm happy to come to your place for lessons, or we could do the lessons at my place. I have a Roland V-Drum kit along with a home studio, and we can use my studio to practice to a click, play to tracks and even record the lesson. This will give you an idea of what the audience hears as compared what you think they hear. My rates are the following: * $40 per hour -- my place at North Hollywood, NoHo Arts District * $40 per hour -- over Skype or something similar * $55 per hour -- your place, such as a basement, a garage, a lock out, a backyard and wherever you practice I accept cash or credit/debit card, and every time you refer friend, a relative or a bum on the street and they take a lesson, you'll get a free lesson!

  • North Hollywood, CA 91605

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Nick Mason is offering weekly, private one-on-one drum lessons in your home or at his studio in North Hollywood. Email him at the link provided.

  • Glendale, CA 91209

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I teach all forms of percussion including drum set, hand drums, djembe, dumbek (Arabic & Persian), and all Latin percussion. I also teach drum set. I've been a recording artist with Sony Records and have toured the world over. My 25 year experience with music is definitely seen in my playing, as I specialize in all styles/ genres of music.

  • Culver City, CA 90232

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Private drums lessons from an experienced drummer and teacher. I am patient, professional and goal oriented. Lessons are at my studio (west LA) or at your place.

  • Burbank, CA 91505

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I have been playing and teaching professionally in the LA area for over 25 years and am a music college graduate. I provide private lessons for drums and percussion at my studio in Burbank and a studio in Agoura. I also have half hour rates.

  • Beverly Hills, CA 90212

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Interested in playing drums? There is no better time now to start learning. And with such great rates, why not? *I have been drumming for 10 years, working with numerous bands, dj's, singers, and independent musicians *One on one lessons to guarantee my full attention *Great with children and adults *Lessons offered at your home or my home studio, your personal preference I will make sure you enjoy yourself and have fun while building your drumming skills and techniques! *Students will learn: **to read and write drum notation **to develop their musical and drumming ear **proper form and technique **to play the drum parts of their favorite songs! Rates: $30 x 1 hour $50 x 2 hours *References are available upon request. Thanks, Jonathan

  • Sherman Oaks, CA 91411

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My name is Remy, a drum instructor in the Sherman Oaks/Van Nuys area and I am currently taking on new students! My lessons are fun, interesting and informative. I teach all styles of contemporary music as well as jazz, Latin, funk, etc. Come have some fun, beat some drums and learn about the exciting world of music!

  • Porter Ranch, CA 91326

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Learn to play drums like a rock star. I'm a Musicians Institute graduate and can help you take your drumming to the next level. I offer tons of curriculum and lots of fun.

  • North Hollywood, CA 91601

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I teach drum lessons. Study with top pro/recording artist. I teach all styles and all ages in studio or at your home. My service is low priced.

  • South Pasadena, CA 91030

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I offer Professional drum lessons in South Pasadena, CA with veteran jazz drummer, teacher, and educator David Hocker. All ages and skill levels are accepted. I have over 30 years of experience teaching privately, conducting master classes, and leading or co-leading clinics. Please check out my website for testimonials and a full description of services offered.

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